Hi! Ho! Hi! Ho! We are on the road again!

Quilt Squares to keep me occupied while on our latest road trip

Quilt Squares to keep me occupied while on our latest road trip


Dug out these quilt squares to work on as we travel across country. This phase involves hand appliqueing the cream squares to the larger green ones. Each green square has been serged.

Embroidery Hoop Doily Wall Art

This is a wonderful idea. I definitely want to try making this project. Thanks for sharing.


I’m collecting doilies to create table runners for my wedding reception. The big day is still  a year and a half away, and it seems a shame to keep all that lacy goodness boxed up until then. So I’ve found a way to display some of my favorite pieces! It’s very inexpensive, both the doilies and the embroidery hoops can be found easily at thrift stores. I’ve never paid more than a dollar for one. This is so easy that it almost doesn’t warrant a tutorial, but I’ll give you one anyway for those folks who prefer step by step instructions to winging it.



Brightly colored thread or embroidery floss


Wooden embroidery hoops


1. Choose an embroidery hoop and doily that are roughly the same size, the hoop should be a bit smaller. Stretch the doily onto the hoop, although not too tight since your doily may…

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Interim Projects to Keep Busy

As I am in the process of setting up my sewing room, I’m keeping busy with a few knitting projects. Using yarn from my yarn stash, I made a knitted scarf. The selected stitch was a garter stitch. Project took 2.5 skeins of Paton’s Super Chenille. Each skein is 50 grams.

100% cotton chennile

100% cotton chennile

The second project I started is a baby blanket.

Baby blanket

This project is also using yarn from my stash. I’m knitting a caterpillar stitch for this blanket.

Denim and Doilies: A Delightful Dichotomy (And Some Exciting News)

A very fascinating refashioning tip. Thanks Renegade Seamstress for this wonderful idea.

The Renegade Seamstress

Denim and Doilies: A Delightful Dichotomy

Denim, so rugged and strong.

Doilies, so delicate and fragile.

Create a delightful dichotomy when combining these two completely different textiles by adding doily sleeves to an ordinary denim vest. 

Denim and Doilies: A Delightful Dichotomy

My latest tutorial over at eHow will walk you through the step by step process of adding these beautiful doilies to a denim vest.

Denim and Doilies: A Delightful Dichotomy.

But before you click over to eHow to read the entire process, I want to thank you once again for taking the time to leave comments, tweet and pin to your Pinterest boards. Believe you me, it hasn’t gone unnoticed by the powers that be over at eHow. Because of you, they have now asked me to be the Resident Sewing Expert for Demand Media Studios!

Pinch me!

To thank you and to celebrate, I’m going to give this doily sleeve vest away to one of you on Saturday, August 23rd. Each time you comment, pin, tweet, share my…

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